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Remulla denies lockdown rumors, LGUs release quarantine guidelines

SILANG, Cavite — Gov. Juanito Victor ‘Jonvic’ Remulla Jr. strongly denied that the province will be locked down or placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) this Christmas season due to the rising number of coronavirus diseases in the province.

according to his post on his official social media account on Facebook, Wednesday, December 23, 2020

“Admittedly, I am not proud of these numbers because COVID remains undefeated. Pero hindi ko maitatagong very proud ako sa mga Caviteño dahil talaga namang bumaba na ng husto ang mga positibong kaso natin.” Remulla posted on Facebook.

“Siguro naman ay maaari na nating maipagmalaki na kahit papaano ay umangat ang antas ng pagmamasid at pag-iingat ng ating mga kalalawigan laban sa pandemya na nagparalisa sa ating lahat nitong 2020. Ang Cavite po ay patuloy na mananatili sa MGCQ ngayong kapaskuhan. I repeat: NO LOCKDOWN. Pero absolutely no Christmas parties or gatherings pa rin,” Remulla added.

Meanwhile, local government units in the province released their respective community quarantine guidelines for the rest of the holiday season.

These are:

Drinking in public places is prohibited.

Partial liquor ban will take effect on December 30 to January 1, 2021. Liquor and wine ban be sold from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. only. Drinking in restaurants is also prohibited in the said dates.

Curfew willl remain from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Those aged 18 to 65 years old may be allowed to leave the house on December 30 and January 1, 2021.

Videokes or sing alongs can only be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. only at home and not in public areas.

The manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase and use of any firecracker and fireworks are prohibited.

Use of open pipe mufflers on motorcycles is also strictly prohibited.

House to house caroling, solicitation and visitation is also prohibited.

“Nananawagan po ako sa kapwa ko Noveletenos at Cavitenos na sundin natin ang mga guidelines na ating ipapatupad para na rin ho sa kaligtasan ng ating pamilya at makaiwas sa posibilidad na magkahawa hawa sa mga gatherings na magaganap nitong Kapaskuhan,” said Mayor Dino Chua of Noveleta town.